When I was first starting out as a fantasy writer, it was de rigeur to produce a trilogy. I got to work and developed the longer, more epic tale (originally titled Queens' Quarter) of four young women coming of age in a society that was undergoing a social revolution of sorts. So the trilogy became a personal rites of passage tale layered over a political rites of passage, and, because it is fantasy, layered over a mythic transformation as well. When Sharyn November bought the rights to-reissue the trilogy for Young Adults, through Viking, I decided to change the name to the Oran Trilogy, because not a single publisher put the apostrophe in the correct place the first time around, including Amazon, even now. The three books are : New Moon, Sadar's Keep, and Beldan's Fire. I had a great time pulling out a lot of historical background and mythic traditions for this one.
The series has recently been translated into Dutch and is available in the Netherlands from Luitingh Sijthoff Publishers...very cool. Here are the new covers: